Kansas officer shoots at man; unknown if suspect was injured

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Kansas City officer has shot at a suspect who then fled in a vehicle and remains at large.

Police said in a news release that it’s not clear whether the suspect was injured Thursday during the failed arrest attempt at a Shawnee convenience store.

The release says an officer from Shawnee asked for help from an officer from neighboring Lenexa after checking a license plate. The check showed that a person associated with the vehicle had an outstanding warrant.

While attempting an arrest, the Lenexa officer fired his weapon. The release offered no other details about what led up to the shooting or the warrant.

The Lenexa officer suffered minor scrapes and has been placed on paid leave amid an investigation. The other officer wasn’t hurt.


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